Résumé

CONTACT

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EXPERIENCE
CO-FOUNDER, VICE PRESIDENT | RAMBILLO, INC
APR 2012–PRESENT

  • Founding partner and co-owner of Rambillo, a print and web design business with a diverse range of clientele: corporate, nonprofit, pharma, PR firms, real estate, education, small businesses
  • Oversee all creative, with a specialty in branding strategies and graphics standards, tailoring each project to my client’s aesthetic and specific business needs
  • Co-manage all aspects of an independently-run business: author project proposals and work contracts, create and maintain current project status reports, prospect for new clients, and run Rambillo’s own promotional strategies

DIRECTOR | RALPH LAUREN ADVERTISING
NOV 2007–MAR 2015

  • Directed creative for many brands under the Ralph Lauren umbrella: Ralph Lauren Watches, Ralph Lauren Stores, Ecommerce, Corporate, Ralph Lauren Home/
    Ralph Lauren Paint, Polo, RL Golf, RLX, Childrenswear, Lauren, American Living
  • Designed luxury level retail mailers, invitations, eblasts, and storefront hoarding for Ralph Lauren Stores worldwide, with a primary focus on new store openings and special events
  • Other key projects included: national advertising for Ralph Lauren Watches; the first Watch Catalog; the first Ralph Lauren Craftsmanship Mailer; Ralph Lauren “Magalog” editorial stories; annual corporate holiday cards from RRL Ranch and the Lauren Family
  • Presented creative to senior managers, including Mr. Lauren
  • Directed and edited photo shoots, overseeing marketing, stylists/hair and makeup, photographer and props; retouched my own imagery post-shoot for layout
  • Managed print and online projects, from concept to approvals to deliverables, as creative traveled through advertising, marketing, production, all product divisions, and 3rd party client

DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN | FRED ALGER MANAGEMENT, INC
NOV 2002–MAR 2005

  • Directed all corporate, marketing and sales collateral for a private asset fund company
  • Managed and taught a backup staff, developing design sensibilities as well as basic software and production skills
  • Acted as sole liaison with print and production vendors: quoted projects, selected papers and inks, ordered comps, and released prepress and mechanical work
  • Developed designs from concept to finish; illustrated or purchased art and photography as necessary

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
FUNCTION THRU FORM, INC
Designed and produced textbooks, manuals, and other visual aids for major publishers of children’s educational materials; illustrated supplemental artwork per project demand

WARHAFTIG ASSOCIATES, INC
Designed and produced B2B promotional/sales collateral for Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, financial and radio markets; built comps, mechanicals, and coordinated prepress; managed tech updates and troubleshot hardware and software

ARTIST, ISLAND GALLERY, SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS, NY
Ran a gallery working with fellow artists as part of a cooperative: promoted and sold my own drawings and other members’ artworks

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
The Brunswick Group
Command Financial Press
D’Andrea Craig Realty
Digitas Health
Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families
Giorgio Armani
JUICE Pharma Advertising
Limited Brands
Polo Golf
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Tobin Communications, Inc
Warhaftig Associates, Inc

TECH SKILLS
Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro
Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Excel, Word
WordPress
Constant Contact
MailChimp

PERSONAL SKILLS
Complete Project Management
High-level Organization
Detail-oriented Design
Effective Communication
Illustration
Writing and Editing

EDUCATION
BFA, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY